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Days Out / Travel
Days Out / Travel

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They Say That Time Flies..

They say that time flies, that you'll grow so quick and to make the most of it before the years fly past. And I think that they might be right.

Ethan, you're five and a half and Logan you're now three and yet here I am still feeling like a new Mum because, despite us approaching our sixth year as parents, it all still feels so new.

I can vividly remember you being placed in my arms for the first time. I still remember the days and the nights watching my stomach grow - watching you kick inside. I even remember your Daddy holding his phone up to my stomach playing you his favourite music from the Hobbit movie (trying his best to influence your music and film tastes before you'd even taken your first breath! :).)

Sometimes I get more frustrated than I'd like to when you fight with each other. Sometimes I'm not as patient as I should be when you don't do as I ask. Sometimes I feel like I'm continually breaking up your squabbles, picking up toys and your snack crumbs and packets and always stopping you from endangering yourselves.

But my gosh, there are also so many times where I feel I want to take a bottle and bottle that feeling of pure contentment, pride and happiness that I get from being your Mum.

Exploring Cheddar Gorge With The Mazda CX-5

It's since Adam and I have become parents that we've realised the true importance of creating memories. Knowing that our two boys, Ethan and Logan, won't always be little and realising how quickly the time passes and just how quickly they both grow pushes us to make the most of our days with them before they're grown up with their own families.

Some days it's the little things - like a shared bedtime story, or a family board game after school. It might be a movie night or a family game of Mario Party snuggled up under a blanket on the sofa. And other times we'll do something quite a bit more ambitious like a family day out somewhere new or take a family trip somewhere. The thing that we all love to do as a family the most is to get outside and see the world around us - be that via a walk through a local forest, or an adventure by train or in the car or even a visit to another country. Making memories by exploring the world around us together is always our favourite way to spend our free time.

This weekend, we had the incredible opportunity to go and achieve a driving ambition of ours - something that had been on our UK bucket list for a while - a visit to Cheddar Gorge and nearby Wookey Hole Caves. Excitingly, Mazda UK wanted to collaborate with us for that latest #DrivingAmbitions campaign and they very kindly let us borrow one of their Mazda CX-5's for our adventure, which as you'll find out more about below, was such a treat!

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How to Survive Moving House Fast Whilst Pregnant

Moving house at any time is stressful. But, even more so when it’s time-limited and you’re pregnant. But as we all know, life doesn’t always go to plan. And, if you have to sell and move home quickly during your pregnancy (maybe for a new job or before the baby arrives)—don't panic. There are lots of companies that offer a 'we buy any house’ service who can take the pressure off you by managing the entire sale on your behalf.

So, whether you’re in the first or third trimester—here a few effective strategies to help you and your bump move calmly and happily.

How to Add a Touch of Romance to Your Marriage

Look at a woman's Pinterest boards and you will see how she hopes to achieve perfection in many areas of her life. You will see boards detailing how to decorate your home for St. Patrick's Day cleverly. You will see boards advising what type of shoe to wear with tapered jeans. And you will find boards on how to pack healthy, nutritious lunches for a picky eater. What you won't often see are boards giving ideas on how to keep your marriage healthy and alive. While we are looking for exercises that will provide us with a perfect body, why don't we also look for ideas on how to achieve perfection in our marriages?
Husbands and wives! Take note! Marriages are tricky and require work. Every choice you make while interacting with your spouse sets the tone for your marriage. Quit focusing on how to decorate your home for Easter and the scores of teams you don’t care about. Instead, pay attention to each other.

9 Tips For Throwing A First Birthday Party

I always look back on my boys first birthday's with a smile. It's an emotional day when your baby has his or her first birthday and officially becomes a one year old. For both of our boys on their first birthdays we decided to have a little party at our house and we invited family over to celebrate, which was a lovely, not too stressful way to mark the day.

Our Brand New Porch / Entryway | Storage, Organisation & Tour

We've been so thrilled with our house renovations this year - the process might not have been the easiest to live through with two young children, but the results have definitely been worth the few months of stress that we endured. We've been able to create a family space that suits us perfectly and for that, we feel so fortunate. 

Our brand new white kitchen and extension was a dream come true for us, after years of planning and saving and we're so pleased that we've been able to give both of the boys a nice sized room each following the extension and boys bedroom makeover that we did upstairs. Something else that has changed the way that we live at home and has made SUCH a difference to us, is our brand new porch and actually having our front door/entryway on the front of the house now and no longer on the side of the house.  

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5 Amazing Places To Visit In Dorset

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One of our very first family holidays was to Dorset back when we had just Ethan and before he was barely walking and it's a holiday I always look back fondly on. We found that Dorset had so much to offer - we always had something to do and something to see. Today I am sharing five amazing places that can be found in Dorset, that help to make Dorset such a great place to visit here in the UK. 
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